Renewable Energy

The best advice on energy efficiency, solar power, wind energy, living off the grid, and more.

3 Simple Ways that Solar Energy Can Save You Money at Home

By David Glenn

Going solar at home will save you both money and energy. See why it's the future for renewable energy in residential areas.


Aspirations of the Energy Poor are the Key for Solar to Thrive

By Cindy Nawilis

1.3 billion people live without access to electricity. In the last five years, falling costs of solar technology have made solar economically viable without subsidies for off-grid communities. How can businesses keep up with this potential solar growth? Hint: it’s all about the customer.


Induction Cooking

By Paul Scheckel

How does induction cooking work? What are the pros and cons? Efficient electric cooking or hidden health risk?


Environmentally Friendly Life: It’s the Little Things That Count

By Daby Napthine

Small changes to your lifestyle, such as switching to a water-saving shower head, can result in an environmentally friendly life.


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Interfaith Power & Light Opposes Keystone Pipeline

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Faith leaders urge Obama to reject Keystone XL pipeline project in order to curb carbon emissions and protect God’s Creation.


Air-Source Heat Pumps

By Paul Scheckel

High efficiency air source heat pumps are proving their worth for cold climate heating and cooling.


Let It Shine: Solar Heat for Gardening

By John Perlin

The invention of clear window glass allowed the ancient Romans to trap solar energy to enhance their gardening techniques to grow vegetables out of season and exotic non-native plants in Rome. A thousand years later, empire builders in Europe rediscovered the trapping of solar heat with clear window glass so they as well could enjoy the foreign plants in their own back yard and grow native vegetables throughout the year.


Eco vs. Ego: Giving Up Activities That Hurt the Environment

By David Glenn

For many people, going green seems like a daunting task, but in reality, a few simple lifestyle changes is all you need.




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Aug. 5-6, 2017
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